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Black Holes and Revelations


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  • Audio CD (July 11 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Wea U.k.
  • ASIN: B000G09OEM
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #735 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Rock God (retired) on June 30 2007
Format: Audio CD
I always hated prog rock - all those guys with greasy hair, singing about pixie battles in space. I read a review of Muse's latest album, saying it was "the future of prog", and it turned me off.

But once I got to hear "Black Holes and Revelations", I was swept away. I can see why people call it progressive - big, sweeping synthesizer noises, lyrics that sound sci-fi-y, mad guitars. But it's not self-indulgent like prog rock. It's got attitude, attack, a sneery sense of humor. Think Radiohead after one too many espressos and you might have an idea. Is this prog/punk fusion the future of rock 'n' roll?
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It contains many hits and all the other songs are as awesome.
Inspired by popular bands from the 80s like Queen, Depeche Mode, Radiohead (as always) etc., they have put together classical music, electronic, rock, hard rock, folk music to get through a lot of different feelings and impressions. Some tracks are very distant and cold and some are very personal. Every songs are exploited to its maximum and this is a quality hard to find in bands these days.

In brief, it is a classic for all the Muse fans.
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By Patrick on Jan. 2 2013
Format: LP Record Verified Purchase
Im a big fan of Muse and a vinyl from them was a need! Appreciate this good quality Lp. I love It...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By DRLDivision on Aug. 8 2006
Format: Audio CD
Muse's Black Holes and Revelations is one of the brightest sounding albums to have ever been assembled. There is a mix of many different sounds and songs on this album and never has a 45 minute album seemed so short. Map of the Problematique gives you the sensation of wanting to turn up your car stereo and dart in between congested traffic at high speeds. Knights of Cydonia is solely responsible for taking 5 minutes off my 10 kilometer run time. You will NOT be disappointed by this album. Pure energy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on Feb. 22 2007
Format: Audio CD
Muse broke out internationally with their stellar third album "Absolution," after two albums of just-as-good-but-not-well-known work.

Now they've returned with "Black Holes and Revelations," a simmering symphonic rock tapestry that expands their sound into darker territory. It's also more electronic in nature, but the core of the band still lies in their magnificent, haunting rock'n'roll and classical arrangements.

It opens with a rippling keyboard melody, which blooms out into a soaring guitar melody and lots of blippy electronica. That feeling only grows as Matthew Bellamy starts to sing of death, damnation, and corruption. "You behold/And beholden for all that you've done/And spin/Cast a spell/Cast a spell on the country you run/And risk/You will risk/You will risk all their lives and their souls..." Political? Sounds like it.

Muse heads towards more pleasant territory in the bittersweet, yearning "Starlight," as well as soft mournful balladry, and wistful pop that blossoms out into spare, sizzling electro-rock. Bellamy shows the beauty in the bleakness when he sings, "During the struggle/They will pull us down... Let's use this chance/To turn things around/And tonight/We can truly say/Together we're invincible."

But the heart of Muse is still in rock'n'roll, like Led Zeppelin fronted by Beethoven. They still specialize in walls of embroidered sound, like elaborate rock tapestries. They play symphonic rock that sweeps all over the board, explosive bass-laden rockers, and fast-paced violin rock that ends with a whisper.

Muse hasn't abandoned their sound in order to go mainstream, even after making it big on this side of the pond.
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